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What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony already? In this witty and entertaining book, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters - and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways. By weaving together their own research, interviews with pioneering scientists and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these innovations are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.
Elections aren't just important - they are revealing. They tell us things about who we are and how we behave. Written by leading political experts, Sex, Lies and Politics reveals what really makes us tick. At once funny, revealing and shocking, it covers everything you need to know about the voters and their quirks, foibles and sexual secrets, including when they lie (often to themselves), how they are swayed by tribal loyalties (even when judging cats and celebrities), and why you should keep quiet about your Brexit vote when moving house... Combining brand-new essays with fully updated pieces from the acclaimed Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box and More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, this witty and thought-provoking collection is a guaranteed conversation starter. If you want to discover which party's voters have the wildest private lives, read on.
The inventive young hero from the bestselling I Need a New Bum! is back! And this time he has accidentally glued a serving tray to his behind - and he's tickled pink! See, it's great for sliding down hill, surfing big waves, and other booty-full fun and games. Now all his friends wants one too!
A journalist, columnist, humorist and musician, Miles Kington began his writing career at Punch, where he created Franglais, a hugely popular fictional language, before going on to write a daily column for The Times, followed by the Independent. He wrote over thirty thousand newspaper columns in his lifetime, as well as contributing to countless magazines and other publications. When he died in 2008, he left behind an enormous archive of correspondence. Effortlessly funny and entertaining, this collection is full of Kington's inimitable style. He had kept copies of every letter he had sent or received for the best part of fifty years, letters to and from the great and the good of the arts - Terry Jones, Melvyn Bragg, Joanna Lumley, John Cleese, Andre Previn, Philip Larkin, Alan Coren, Kenneth Williams, and many more. My Mother, The Bearded Lady is a selection of these captivating letters, chosen and edited by his wife, Caroline Kington.
When you’re pregnant you think: ‘I’m having a baby’, not a person who will eventually catch trains by themselves, share a fridge with ten strangers, go to a festival in Croatia without succumbing to a drug overdose, and one day, bring you a gin and tonic when your mother is dying.
We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike, when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and mild, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who isn’t interested in the wisdom we have to pass on. But with great honesty and refreshingly bracing wit, Stephanie Calman shows that adolescence in fact begins much earlier, around the age of seven.
And having nurtured them through every stage of development, from walking to school by themselves to their first all-night party, you find yourself alone – bereaved even – as they skip off to university without a second glance.
Candid, touching and very, very funny, Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years offers hope to despairing and exhausted parents everywhere. Read it and discover that your teenager is not the enemy after all.
In this third collection of over 60 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce," "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "What it Means When You Say Literally," "7 Things You Really Don't Need to Take a Photo of," and much more. Along with lambasting the latest culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs, parasites, unicorns, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage. Online and in print, The Oatmeal delivers comic hilarity without any lumpy goo.
The Best Wife in the World is a special collection of more than 300 quotes honouring the joys of being married to your soul mate. This wonderful collection of quotes features contributions ranging from the deeply philosophical to the brilliantly humorous. It is the perfect present for saying thank you to your wife - for her love, support and strength. With witty and wise quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Wife in the World makes for a delightful book and a thoughtful gift. 'The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.' Howard Nemerov. 'My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.' Winston Churchill. 'I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her.' Rodney Dangerfield.
In this charming, clever, and darkly satiric novel set at a writers' conference, one man finds himself caught in a whirlwind of literary pretention, a suspect in a criminal investigation, and hopelessly in love with a woman who thinks he's someone else. Mistaken for a famous but reclusive author of the same name, lonely Shriver attends a writers' conference at a small Midwestern liberal arts college. Completely unfamiliar with the novel he supposedly wrote and utterly unprepared for the magnitude of the reputation that precedes him, Shriver is feted, fawned over, featured at stuffy literary panels, and barely manages to play it cool. Things quickly go awry when one of the other guest authors suddenly disappears and Shriver becomes a prime suspect in the investigation. Amidst eager fans, Shriver must contend with a persistent police detective, a pesky journalist determined to unearth his past, and a mysterious and possibly dangerous stalker who seems to know his secret. But most vexing of all, Shriver's gone and fallen in love with the conference organizer, who believes he's someone else. When the "real" Shriver (or is he?) appears to claim his place among the literati, the conference--and Shriver's world--threaten to unravel. Filled with witty dialogue, hilarious antics, and a cast of bizarre and endearing characters, Shriver is at once a touching love story, a surreal examination of identity, and an affectionate tribute to the power of writing.
Sarah Andersen's hugely popular, world-famous Sarah's Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals. In addition to the most recent Sarah's Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah's real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh's Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah's Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.
Your kids read "Where's Wally" - celebrating his 25th anniversary - and you can't help but get drawn into the search for the four-eyed fool and his dog, wizard and girlfriend. Surely there's a version for grown-ups? Of course! "Where's Willy?" is a great fun book for the sausage-chaser in your life! The concept is slightly rude, but this book treats the subject manner in a subtle way. The material is handled in a delicate manner and is great for a giggle! With three star characters throughout who bear an uncanny resemblance to Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton and Michael Douglas, the search for little Wilies around the world begins! This special pocket rocket edition comes with a handy magnifying glass to help with your search.
Abandoned by her husband Jack, Joan begins a contented existence of isolated self-indulgence. She shuns her kind neighbors, refuses to take part in the activities of the school where she works and spurns the advances of Robin, a particularly toothsome gym teacher. But when her neighbours Fred and Geraldine introduce her to the roguishly desirable actor Finbar Flynn the walls of the citadel begin to crack . . .!
Aunt Margaret has just waved goodbye to her niece as she sets off for a teenage rendezvous with her father for a year. Now, buoyed up by an unexpected legacy, Aunt Margaret decides to kick up her heels and have some fun and places an advert - 'Woman, 39, seeks lover for one year.' The result is Simon and what ensues is not entirely without incident!
Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collectionillustrates the relationship between the sensible Brain and its emotionally driven counterpart, the Heart. Boasting more than one million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012.
Guardian's Best Non-Fiction, 2019 The Tablet's Highlights of 2019 Personality tests. Team-building exercises. Forced Fun. Desktop surveillance. Open-plan offices. Acronyms. Diminishing job security. Hot desking. Pointless perks. Hackathons. If any of the above sound familiar, welcome to the modern economy. In this hilarious, but deadly serious book, bestselling author Dan Lyons looks at how the world of work has slowly morphed from one of unions and steady career progression to a dystopia made of bean bags and unpaid internships. And that's the 'good' jobs... With the same wit that made Disrupted an international bestseller, Lyons shows how the hypocrisy of Silicon Valley has now been exported globally to a job near you. Even low-grade employees are now expected to view their jobs with a cult-like fervour, despite diminishing prospects of promotion. From the gig economy to the new digital oligarchs, Lyons deliciously roasts the new work climate, while asking what can be done to recoup some sanity and dignity for the expanding class of middle-class serfs.
Zombies have plagued humanity's nightmares for centuries, but fortunately, the scientific community has created this detailed and completely serious guide to the undead. Only Zombies of the World tackles this issue and many more, so you might want to read up before a zombie tackles you! Zombies menace humanity, yet we barely understand them. There are books that show you how to kill the undead, but this is the first field guide to explain the importance of zombies to us. Zombies of the World reveals the undead to be a valuable part of our ecosystem and the key to new discoveries in medicine and technology. Zombies of the World uses captivating illustrations to document how evolution has led to a wide variety of species. Few outside the scientific community even realize that creatures like the Egyptian Mummy (Mortifera mumia aegyptus) are actually zombies. Some species are even harmless to humans. The Dancing Zombie (Mortifera immortalis choreographicus) only seeks to thrill humans with elaborate dance routines. Discover how our history has been affected by the undead and what we can learn from "scientific" research. The answer might surprise you!
The Best Husband in the World! is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes dedicated to the joys of being married to your soul mate. This special collection of quotes features contributions ranging from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous. It is the perfect present for saying thank you to your husband for his love, support and strength. With witty and wise quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Husband in the World! makes for a delightful book and a thoughtful gift. 'My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.' Queen Elizabeth II. 'Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be.' Angelina Jolie. 'Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.' Franz Schubert.
Lost in Translation is 140 wacky, weird and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused abroad and at home. Whether it's dodgy grammar, bad spellings or just plain old terrible translations, Lost in Translation demonstrates how the world's favourite language is treated when it goes on holiday. From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordplay, this book will make you laugh out loud ... and remind you to always use spellcheck! Word count: 5,000
This illustrated, humorous book helps those who have trouble meditating fully embrace mindfulness and wellness. Meditation and mindfulness are popular for their ability to improve moods, reduce stress, help with anxiety and depression, and reduce distractions. But while many are successful, there are some who struggle to relax and clear their heads, wondering how so many people find this New Age movement invigorating. In Unlightenment, you'll get a comedic look at what it's like to participate in New Age practices-even if you're not able to achieve a quiet mind, maintain moment-to-moment awareness, or recreate complex, contorted yoga poses.
"No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy." - Amy Schumer From award-winning comedian Judy Gold, an equal parts thoughtful and hilarious polemic on the current efforts to censor comedians, arguing that they undermine the art-and purpose-of comedy itself. "You can say anything that comes to mind as long as it is funny." - Richard Pryor The fallout after Michelle Wolf's roast at the 2018 White House Correspondent's Dinner, Samantha Bee's forced apology after calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt," Kathy Griffin's being "blacklisted" from Hollywood after posting a photo with what looked like the president's severed head, all represent a dangerous and growing trend-to censor comedians. In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about.... Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine. It's also the most palatable way to bring up seditious, subversive topics." For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes-the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons, and confront them head-on, no prisoners allowed. In ten impassioned polemics, she frames comedy as a tool of empowerment, a way to reclaim hateful rhetoric and battle the democracy-crushing plight of censorship. Uninhibited and bold, Gold is as skilled at making readers laugh as she is at exposing uncomfortable truths about our culture and society. In this era of partisan politics and gaping inequalities, Yes I Can Say That is the refreshingly candid, wickedly funny and deliciously blunt manifesto we need.
"Let's Make Coloring Great Again!" AS SEEN ON CNN! Whether he's crossing the Delaware or playing chess with Putin, see Donald Trump like you've never seen him before! Over 50 drawings of Trump for you to color-any way you want! YOU decide what color his superhero costume is! YOU decide what shade his hair is! Are you For or Against? It's up to you! Now's your chance to show The Donald in his true colors! The Trump Coloring Book makes a great gift for all the Americans in your life!
Howl with laughter with the FOURTH book in the hilarious full-colour illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! Hot diggity dog! Dog Man is back -- and this time he's not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out! When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it's up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day! Will these heroes stay hot on the trail, or will Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat, send them barking up the wrong tree? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour thoughout. OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES Dog Man (book 1) Dog Man: Unleashed (book 2) Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties (book 3) Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (book 5) Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild (book 6) Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (book 7) Dog Man: Fetch-22 (book 8)
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